Bunwell Primary School - Newsletter May 2014

Welcome to the Bunwell update!

At Easter we said goodbye to Mrs Coleman (and Jim). They have now moved to Hampshire, and she reports a whirlwind of activity in her new home. What an adventure! 

I do not know if it our fault, but yet again our May Day celebrations were held in breezy, cool conditions rather than the warm sun we were hoping for! Well done to Class 3 for some wonderful maypole dancing and to Mr Tuckett for his work in teaching skills he did not know he had before starting! 


The school is engaged in consultation to become a Cooperative Trust with other schools in the cluster. Thinking about the future of schools is quite challenging at this time of unparalleled change. The children have been enjoying the new playground facilities we have been able to provide for them. 

The school held an Open Afternoon on 10th June so that parents/carers could see the school at work. Many parents and carers were able to come along on a hot day to see what we got up to. 

The Y6 pupils due to attend Old Buckenham High School are attending an Arts day at the High School on June 17th.

The younger pupils have been enjoying activity afternoons throughout their time at school-we call it Welly Wednesday. Huge structures-apparently hedgehog hideouts or campfires have been appearing on the back field. Last week a male bullfinch came to tap on the window of the school while I was writing. This is the first one I have ever seen on our site. This morning (9th June), a deer crossed the Turnpike just as I was arriving for school. On the subject of nature, Mrs Anna Simon has been running a science and nature club recently and has really got everyone excited about the number of things you can do to encourage nature to visit, and what you call the creatures that come. I am very lucky to have members of staff who give up their time like this. 

Science again. On 21st June Mad Science will be running science workshop at the school-called radical robots. This will be the second event to be held at Bunwell and have been made possible through a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust which has been used across the cluster to bring some science excitement to the children of our schools. 

We are looking forward to the Summer Fair on 5th July this year. 

On 21st July there will be a summer concert with each class and several individuals performing. We hope to see some of you there. 

At our leavers’ assembly on 23rd July at 2pm we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Jaggard who is retiring after serving the school with such distinction for so many years.  In addition, the Y6 group of pupils will be on their way. Before that of course they will have hosted a leavers’ tea party, when they invite many old friends of the school and their parents to a wonderful afternoon tea as a sort of thank you for the time they have had at the school.